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Reopening theatres: a rolling list of venues and shows that have confirmed returns

A rolling list of what's coming!

Sondheim Theatre
© Matt Crockett

We're making a rolling list of venues that have committed to firm reopening dates thus far.

Of course – just because a venue hasn't announced its reopening date doesn't mean a show set for this summer isn't going ahead! We're just going by what we're being updated on, or unveiling new shows that hadn't announced their seasons. We'll be amending this list on a regular basis as new announcements come in.

We haven't included shows that announced their opening dates in December, but many will be shuffling back performance times in line with government guidance.

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National Theatre – New shows, new dates – get all the details.

Heathers the MusicalOn tour and in the West End at the same time!

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre – The outdoor venue will begin shows at reduced capacity – to keep audiences safe. Find out more.

Chichester Festival Theatre – The venue has revealed its summer season.

Criterion Theatre – The venue will reopen with the West End transfer of Amélie.

Constellations – The Donmar will produce an epic revival of the show, featuring FOUR different cast combinations. Pucker.

HOME Manchester – When you're HOME, head outdoors! The theatre is building a new al fresco space.

Les Misérables – The concert production of Les Misérables will be back from May! The tour has set sights on a November return.

Liverpool Royal Court – A full season from July!

Pleasance Theatre – The North London space returns, producing work in conjunction with VAULT Festival.

Nottingham Playhouse – Back with Piaf!

'''Mamma Mia!'' – Back from 25 August at the Novello Theatre.

Here Come The Boys – The dance show with Strictly stars comes to London for a run at the Palladium.

Belgrade Theatre – In line with the City of Culture, check out these goodies.

Pretty Woman – The show has found a new home at the Savoy Theatre.

Sadler's WellsThe theatre will be back in action from May.

ABBA MANIA – ABBA galore at the Shaftesbury – with social distancing in place!

The Lion King – The blockbuster musical will reopen in the West End in July.

Shakespeare's Globe
© Shakespeare's Globe

Kilworth House Theatre – The venue has shuffled around plans and revealed a new show.

Shakespeare's Globe – It's all systems Globe for the London home of the Bard.

Royal Shakespeare Company – The venue will run an outdoor show with a specially constructed space!

Kiln TheatreOpening from May!

Curve, Leicester – The venue has set Christmas plans (A Chorus Line!) and even plans through to 2023.

Royal Opera House – The theatre is back with an incredible season, including a ballet version of The Royal Ballet.

The Mill At SonningBack from May, with shows unveiled into 2022.

Battersea Arts Centre – A new season! Check it out.

& Juliet – The hit pop musical experience has set a September return date.

Frozen – The musical has unveiled concrete premiere dates from late August.

Back to the Future The Musical – The screen-to-stage show will receive its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre from 20 August (pushed back from May).

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – The space will mount three shows this summer! Find out more.

Riverside Studios – The Lisa Dwan-led Happy Days has found dates from 11 June to 25 July at the Hammersmith venue.

Death Drop – The "Dragatha Christie" murder mystery will be at the Garrick from May.

Jersey Boys - The musical is returning to the West End to open the new Trafalgar Theatre from 28 July.

Nimax Theatres – Venue owner Nica Burns has confirmed her venues will open from May in a similar fashion to what occurred in December – with socially distanced performances featuring risk mitigation measures. New shows include the "The Show Must Go On!" West End concerts.

Birmingham Rep – The venue will kickstart performances from May.

The Prince of Egypt – Delivery expected – starting with a socially distanced run, the show will be back from 1 July! Find out more.

Duchess Theatre – Jack Holden's new play Cruise will be getting its stage premiere in May at the space – a chance to watch some charged new writing!

Stephen Joseph Theatre
© Tony Bartholomew

Priscilla and Hairspray – The two shows, produced by Mark Goucher, have pledged to return from June 2021.

The Rocky Horror Show – The musical will be time-warping its way around the country from 12 July.

Six the Musical – The Queendom will get back to doing what it does best from 21 May 2021 in the West End, with tour plans to be revealed.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie – Out of the darkness, into the spotlight – from 20 May 2021 at the Apollo! Tour plans are to be confirmed.

9 to 5 the Musical – The show has revealed hopes to get its tour back on the open road from 21 June 2021.

Chester Storyhouse – The venue has pledged to open in mid-May with a massive socially distanced season.

Stephen Joseph Theatre – Scarborough's lovely venue will open from 18 May, with the first show being Julie Hesmondhalgh's The Greatest Play in the History of the World…

Oxford Playhouse – The venue has pledged to reopen from mid-May – programming is to be revealed.

Shakespeare's Globe

Southwark Playhouse – Again, straight out of the gate, the theatre will stage a socially distanced new musical starring Wendi Peters.

C-o-n-t-a-c-t – The immersive experience heads to Manchester and Salford from May.

Cinderella – Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical has unveiled its new opening date – with an official opening night in mid-July.

The Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-runner has cemented in a new opening date.

West End Musical Drive-In – The Troubadour Meridian Water is back in action with a cavalcade of musical performances from April!

Little Angel Theatre – The family-friendly north London venue will be back with a new piece from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Magic Mike Live – Bustin' moves back at the Hippodrome, Magic Mike Live returns from 21 May with social distancing – find out more.

Young Vic – The theatre will mount its eagerly anticipated Hamlet with Cush Jumbo from September.

Coventry City of Culture – The programme had pushed back its dates – but there's now a raft of socially distanced richness ready to roll.

Cush Jumbo

Norfolk and Norwich Festival – The festival will kick off from 18 May with socially distanced experiences set to run.

Get Up, Stand Up! – The show has confirmed a new opening date in October, after pushing back a summer premiere.

Royal & Derngate – The theatre will be welcoming audiences back to live performances from 17 May, with its rescheduled co-productions of Animal Farm and Othello.

Nottingham Playhouse – The venue has announced its new 'Spring Loaded' season, which includes both online and live events (from 17 May).

Hampstead Theatre – Reopening with social distancing from 28 May with a revival of Alfred Fagon's The Death of a Black Man.

Theatre Royal Bath – Reopening from 25 May with Ralph Fiennes' new version of T.S. Eliot's epic poem Four Quartets.